The restrictions imposed for the Covid pandemic severely hampered our communication with schools from early 2020, only easing when we were able to resume contacts in September 2021.
Our Youth Service Team are now making progress with plans for another senior school concert in Summer 2022 to highlight the musical talents of our four secondary schools following the highly successful event in 2019.
We are also proposing to organise a local art competition with age groups ranging from 2 to 19.
We shall also be resuming the regular visits by Rotarians and our friends to local primary schools to provide reading support. Reading materials have already been donated to one school during the lockdown period.
New Malden Rotary also participates in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) ,a programme giving young people hands-on challenges to grow a variety of skills. One candidate sponsored by NMR has already successfully completed the course in 2021.